July 15, 2013 07:23 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
Gleeks everywhere were devastated to learn of Cory Monteith’s death this past weekend. But their grief pales in comparison to that of Lea Michele, the Glee actress and Glee Project mentor who dated Cory both on and off the screen. How did Lea respond to the tragic news?
Cory Monteith was well known as the talented singer and actor who played the equally lovable Finn Hudson on the hit show Glee. He was also known for his onscreen romance with Lea Michele’s Rachel Berry — a romance that wound up transitioning into real life as well. In the past several months, the two appeared to be deeply every time they were caught on film or in photos together.
Lea Michele supported Cory Monteith through his struggles with addiction, standing steadfastly by his side as he resolved to seek treatment in rehab. At the time, she told People, “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this…I am grateful and proud he made this decision.”
Given their extensive history as a couple, it’s no wonder the actress is beyond devastated by the news of her boyfriend’s death. One source tells Hollywood Life, “She [Lea Michele] is absolutely hysterical and completely inconsolable. She is devastated beyond belief.” Another insider explained to the New York Daily News that Lea learned of her boyfriend’s death while she was in Mexico, and that the news left her “shaking.”
No word from Lea’s Twitter page yet, but the celeb’s absence from social media is completely understandable. Her rep has asked that the public respect her privacy as she grieves for her boyfriend’s death.
We wish Lea Michele all the best during this very difficult time.
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